Overview: Starshipit's NZ courier integrations

2021-10-04

Written by Starshipit

Did you know Starshipit has integrations with three courier companies that are part of the Freightways Group? You can use our integrations with NZ Couriers, Castle Parcels and Post Haste right now.

With a 16% increase in revenue growth for their overall express courier services in 2021, Freightways is a key player in keeping Kiwi businesses in business. Let’s look at the three Freightways-owned courier companies that Starshipit integrates with.

NZ Couriers

NZ Couriers specialise in express deliveries for businesses. With 70 trucks, 5 cargo planes, 22 branches and over 500 couriers, their overnight deliveries cover 99.9% of New Zealand.

“Our difference is simple, we don’t just deliver packages, we deliver reliability. ”
— NZ Couriers

Starting out in 1964, NZ Couriers has built an agile team of 1200 down-to-earth “can do” team players who maintain a personal approach to service and getting your deliveries “sorted on time, every time”.

NZ Couriers then and now

Local

Years of hyper-local networking allows them to offer a very efficient 2.5 hour delivery time for local deliveries.

Regional

Same-day or overnight delivery service – with over 1000 regional runs connecting may towns and cities across the country allowing up to three deliveries each day. Delivery times i rural areas might vary.

National

National Overnight Service – deliveries start before dawn, and they endeavour to have all business deliveries there before 9.30am.

Post Haste

Starting in 1977, Post Haste has built up a footprint to include 16 branches and 330 couriers servicing 360 towns.

A lot has changed in the business over the years, but the heart of the business has stood the test of time with strong Kiwi values of “doing right by customers”.

Service delivery offerings include

Local delivery

A local service that provides delivery across town, business to business.

Regional delivery

A service that extends out from your local metropolitan area with overnight delivery, usually by lunchtime the next business day.

Nationwide overnight delivery

Within and inter-island, overnight service that will deliver to business addresses in both islands usually by midday the next working day.

Economy services

2-day, inter-Island, non-urgent, economical island to island business address delivery.

Residential deliveries

Overnight or 2-day delivery.

Castle Parcels

Started in the 1970’s and servicing just the Auckland area, Castle Parcels (acquired in mid-1980’s by Freightways) has been built up to operate from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with dedicated support teams for nationwide deliveries.

Castle Parcels offer an express economy service tailored to suit specific industries and /or customers throughout New Zealand, with the ability to leverage the larger Freightways Group of companies.

Offered as an economy service compared to NZ Couriers and Post Haste, Castle Parcels is available as a domestic courier option when shipping from New Zealand.

Service offerings include

  • Deliveries to major towns and cities, next business day within the Island and within two business days between the Islands.
  • Residential and Rural deliveries can take up to an extra 24 to 72 hours.
  • Fixed price satchels offered for the Overnight service - available to setup in Starshipit.
  • 2-day service available for inter-island shipments.

Starshipit’s integration with NZ Couriers, Post Haste and Castle Parcels result in 5 key benefits for users

Manage your orders and couriers all within one platform

Starshipit connects to your eCommerce platforms, warehouse management systems, inventory management platforms and couriers so all you need to do is plug and play then start shipping straight away.

Save time and reduce human error

Automatically generate shipping labels, packing slips, and manifests, submit customs documentation and autocorrect invalid addresses in bulk.

Display shipping options at checkout

Offer different options at checkout like same day, express or international, so your customers can choose the delivery option that suits them best.

Save on your shipping costs using automation

Automatically assign orders to pre-specified couriers according to rules you have set around price, shipping location, product descriptions and more.

Reduce customer parcel queries

Send branded tracking pages and SMS or email notifications during delivery, so customers stay informed at every step of the fulfilment journey, reducing “where's my parcel queries”

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Why Starshipit?

Guy Nappa

“I recommend Starshipit to everyone I meet that sells online. I even invite them into the warehouse to see how it works. If I’d been given that chance, I would’ve picked Starshipit far sooner.”

Guy Nappa, Director, Oz Hair & Beauty
Alysso Salvo

“Biggest time saver ever. Has saved me hours of work daily. My only regret is not implementing this app sooner. The customer service and set up help you receive is also 5 star. Couldn’t be happier.”

Alysso Salvo, Founder, Her Empire
Guy Nappa

“I recommend Starshipit to everyone I meet that sells online. I even invite them into the warehouse to see how it works. If I’d been given that chance, I would’ve picked Starshipit far sooner.”

Guy Nappa, Director, Oz Hair & Beauty
Alysso Salvo

“Biggest time saver ever. Has saved me hours of work daily. My only regret is not implementing this app sooner. The customer service and set up help you receive is also 5 star. Couldn’t be happier.”

Alysso Salvo, Founder, Her Empire
Guy Nappa

“I recommend Starshipit to everyone I meet that sells online. I even invite them into the warehouse to see how it works. If I’d been given that chance, I would’ve picked Starshipit far sooner.”

Guy Nappa, Director, Oz Hair & Beauty
Alysso Salvo

“Biggest time saver ever. Has saved me hours of work daily. My only regret is not implementing this app sooner. The customer service and set up help you receive is also 5 star. Couldn’t be happier.”

Alysso Salvo, Founder, Her Empire
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